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Robb's CJ7 build (october 2006-present)
01-15-2008, 11:48 PM,
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Robb's CJ7 build (october 2006-present)
Hey all,

Here's a little info on my current build. What strted to be a small rebuild of my 1984 CJ7 turned into a full-on 1-ton 44" swampered ground up. Here's some pic's I took as I went along:

The donor Jeep as I got it for $700:
[Image: 700YJ2.jpg]

rear 14-bolt goin' in (the first time):
[Image: 14BOLTGOINGIN.jpg]

second set of tires (the first were some 38 swampers):
[Image: 40X18-15BOGGERS-OHYEAHBABY.jpg]

setting pinion angle(approximately):
[Image: ADJUSTINGPINIONANGLE.jpg]

AMC 360 to go in:
[Image: AMC3602.jpg]

donor front Dana 60(thanks Chevrolet!):
[Image: FRONTAXLEPREPDANA60.jpg]

dana 60 w/ new outers, spring perches and 4.56's:
[Image: D60NEWOUTERSANDADJUSTABLELEAFPERCHE.jpg]

decided to go with CJ style rear shackle hangers and added these fishplates to strenghten the rear of the frame for this addition. I also will be mounting my rear bumper by bolting directly through these:
[Image: FISHPLATE.jpg]

prepping the front to hang the springs:
[Image: FRAME-FRONTDS.jpg]

springs in:
[Image: FRONTLEAVESIN.jpg]

front diff in with tires on:
[Image: FRONTDIFFIN.jpg]

This is how this project began... pretty basic and boring, but cool and differnt from what I had before. But that was soon to change! I'll keep adding all my pic's to this photobucket site and get this up to date quickly.

To come: full cage, front and rear bumpers, tire carrier, shackle reversal/ front axle relocation, rear axle relocation, tube fenders, CJ front clip install, and more!
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01-15-2008, 11:50 PM,
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Re: CJ7 build (october 2006-present)
OKWHEELER Wrote:Hey all,

Here's a little info on my current build. What strted to be a small rebuild of my 1984 CJ7 turned into a full-on 1-ton 44" swampered ground up. Here's some pic's I took as I went along:

[Image: photo.php?pid=1314599&id=890435233]

OOPS ! I really screwed this one up. Sorry guys, I've never posted pic's before ever and I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. Can anyone tell me how in lamens terms?
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01-16-2008, 12:17 AM,
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OK, it's been an hour and a half and I still can't figure it out! Can someone please help me here. Apparently I'm more computer challenged than I thought I was, lol!
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01-16-2008, 12:29 AM,
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<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tntgp.com/viewtopic.php?t=161">http://www.tntgp.com/viewtopic.php?t=161</a><!-- m -->

use a more accessable site not covered by logins, such as:

<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.photobucket.com">www.photobucket.com</a><!-- w -->

You have the right idea though Smile
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01-16-2008, 12:35 AM,
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PedalMesh Wrote:http://www.tntgp.com/viewtopic.php?t=161

use a more accessable site not covered by logins, such as:

<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.photobucket.com">www.photobucket.com</a><!-- w -->

You have the right idea though Smile

Will do. Hopefully I'll have 'er figured out tonight and be able to put some pic's up. Cheers PedalMesh!
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01-16-2008, 12:38 AM,
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PedalMesh Wrote:http://www.tntgp.com/viewtopic.php?t=161

use a more accessable site not covered by logins, such as:

<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.photobucket.com">www.photobucket.com</a><!-- w -->

You have the right idea though Smile

Got her now! Thanks a bunch!
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01-16-2008, 01:01 AM,
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Here's what it looked like at this point:
[Image: HAPPYCAMPER-FIRSTSIGHTOFRIDEHEIGHT.jpg]
WAYYY too big, lol!
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01-16-2008, 02:51 AM,
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Hey just a pointer here in your pictures.

looking at your post with all the pictures, you have this adress for the picture locations:

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj206/shakey84cj/700YJ2.jpg">http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj20 ... 700YJ2.jpg</a><!-- m -->

However if you delete the "i273" in that adress and just have the following: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://photobucket.com/albums/jj206/shakey84cj/700YJ2.jpg">http://photobucket.com/albums/jj206/sha ... 700YJ2.jpg</a><!-- m --> it should fix your pics. Smile

Just edit your post and delete that bit out of each adress, then save your changes to the post and they should all work.

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01-16-2008, 02:54 AM,
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er.. nvm they finally loaded.
Showed as broken pictures at first though. =\
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01-16-2008, 09:35 AM,
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It's looking good Rob - keep us updated would ya?
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01-16-2008, 10:35 AM,
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YJ_and_Corey Wrote:It's looking good Rob - keep us updated would ya?

Will do.
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01-16-2008, 10:57 AM,
#12
 
Note - you will need a rear anti-wrap device, and possibly a front one as well depending on how much power that 360 makes when you are done building it.

I have a shiteload of Currie 1.5" johnny joints that are looking for a home, and have build many antiwrap bars in the past.

Let me know.
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01-16-2008, 11:11 AM,
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YJ_and_Corey Wrote:Note - you will need a rear anti-wrap device, and possibly a front one as well depending on how much power that 360 makes when you are done building it.

I have a shiteload of Currie 1.5" johnny joints that are looking for a home, and have build many antiwrap bars in the past.

Let me know.

Thanks Corey. I'll be at that point as soon as I get my tranny in so that I can finalize my rear diff's pinion angle and location. I'll be sure to give you a call if I need the joints.
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01-16-2008, 11:41 AM,
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I was planning on building one for you, to your specs, and shipping it to you for free.

But if you want to give me money thats fine too.
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01-16-2008, 12:04 PM,
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Um, I'm not a jeep guy, but isn't that a YJ?
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01-16-2008, 12:07 PM,
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K5 Wrote:Um, I'm not a jeep guy, but isn't that a YJ?

Yeah. Why?
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01-16-2008, 12:52 PM,
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Because your title says "CJ7 build"
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01-16-2008, 01:06 PM,
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Rede Wrote:Because your title says "CJ7 build"

Oh... right. I guess that would be a little confusing without an explanation. Well, there's a bit of a story behind it. I'll try to make it short. I've had a 1984 CJ7 for 6 years now and in the fall 2006 it came time for some upgrades and repairs. Bigger axles, frame rot repair, new tub, and a few other small things. In my search for a donor tub I came across a rust-free 4 cyl. YJ (the red one in the pic's) that the owner thought was seized so I got it for a song. I drove it home for $700. Therefore what you see here are pic's of the donor Jeep (the YJ), although I will be using the drivetrail, front clip, and more from the CJ. Sort of a hybrid I guess you could say. It will however be registered as the 1984 CJ7 I've had all this time. Unfortunately the CJ was torn down before I got a digital camera so there won't be any pic's of the before Jeep posted up here. Just the ongoing and the aftermath.

Cheers,
Robb

This is the start of the emalgumation between the two, before the YJ fenders were removed and before I built the CJ tube fenders (all to be posted soon):
[Image: ONALLFOURANDCJFRONTENDON.jpg]
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01-16-2008, 01:06 PM,
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He just hasn't swapped on the CJ front clip yet.

It's a Jeep - thats all that matters.
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01-16-2008, 01:10 PM,
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YJ_and_Corey Wrote:It's a Jeep - thats all that matters.

LOL... well put!
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